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THE RANDALL COUNTY NEW
S. Vol. XII. Canyon, Randall County Texas, Friday, February 19, 1909. No. 47. 1 1 CANYON SUPPLY CP'S. if FEBRUARY Merchandise Movement WE ARE GOING TO OFFER UMMATCHABLE LOW PRICES IN ALL DEPARTMENTS Variety, Quality, Price Three Essentials that Omits Nothing Until March 1st we are going to offer our entire stock of MEN'S PANTS at 33 1-3 per cent discount; ranging in prices from $1 to $6, from 30 to 48 in waist. . We are going to offer some of the rarest bargains in MEN'S SHIRTS that was ever offered in this city. One thing that we distinctly aim at in this business is that every man who knows us, or who reads our ads, shall get the idea that this is the store for quality in merchandise. We'd a good deal rather be known as the right place for GOOD STUFF than as a place where you can buy shoddy stuff. It is always easy to quote prices, but it's what the price buys that counts. We sell DEPEND-ON WEARABLES and we want you to know it. We can't give you any better evidence of our DEPEND-ON quality standards than that they're the best wearables that can be had at the price at which we offer them. Favorable Markets were what our buyer found in the Dry Goods Market. He has just re turned and reports that he bought the best line of goods at the lowest prices that he has ever been able to get. These Spring Goods are beginning to arrive and all departments of our store are filling rap idly with the nobbiest the market affords. The prices, too, are right--prices that will induce the conservative buyer to purchase them. Let us show you. Canyon City Supply Go. e S Our Bii e stness to see that your dealing with our house is entirely satisfactory to you. In order to do this we must give you courteous attention, good prices and the best goods that money can buy. It is Your Business and you have the right to expect these three things when you are dealing with a drug store. We have never before been so well prepared to meet the requirements of the critical drug trade as at present. We are pleased to know that there is not a drug store in the state west of Fort Worth which has a more complete line of drugs than ours. May Wc ScrVC YOU with courteous attention, good prices and the best goods that money can buy? THE CITY PHARMACY, West Side of the Square Joe Foster, Proprietor PLUMBING, Well and Windmill Work Correctly done. J. S. HARRISON Phone 107 Canyon City Carlsbad Mineral Water At City Pharmacy COMMISSIONERS' AT HARD WORK. FURTHER REPORTS FROM LABORS OF THE COUNTY OFFICIALS LAST WEEK. Contract Let for Furnishing Furniture for New Court House Building Depository Bond Approved. That commissioners court cer tainly had a strenuous time last week, as we reported in our last issue they had all that they could possibly do. In fact they did not get to finish their work and it became necessary for them to return here on Monday and fin ish up their unfinished docket. The court spent a great deal of the lime during the last portion of the week in considering the various propositions for the furn ishing of the court house. Every one of .the salesmen present, and there were quite a number of them, desired to explain to the court the excellencies of his chosen line of furniture. And the court had to hear them all in order to arrive at the best inter ests of the people of the county. In addition the court had to examine the bond of G. G. Fos ter as county surveyor and also the bond of the First National bank of this city as the county depository for the ensuing two years. I loth these were exam ined and approved. The minutes of the court show the following orders not reported in our last issue. The petition of the sheriff and tax assessor for an increase in their respective salaries were examined and refused. A large number of claims against the county were checked up, examined and approved. Now comes to be considered the bids of different agents offer ing furniture for the courthouse and the sealed bids being opened, it was found that the Texas Seat ing Company had bid the sum of $1,110 and that the same was the lowest bid, it is therefore order ed by the court that the contract to furnish said furniture be awarded to said Texas Seating Company and that it be paid said amount out of the funds of Ran dall county when said company shall have installed said furni ture in the new court house and the same shall have been ap proved and received by the com missioners' court of said county. The quarterly report of Cuin mings and Foster, butchers, was examined and approved. The bond of G. G. Foster in the sum of $1,000 as county sur veyor, with G. (i. Foster asprin pal and C- N. Harrison and J. C. Pipkin as sureties, was examined and approved. The bond of the First National bank of Canyon, as county de pository, in -the sum of $10,000 with the bank as principal, and L. T. lister, L. C. Lair, Travis Shaw and 11. G. Oldham as sure ties was examined and approved. Taxes upon west half of sur vey 141, in block 2, and the south half and the northeast quarter of survey 34, block 2, were adjusted and certified copy of order to be sent to the state comptroller. The usual per diem of the ofti cers of the court was allowed. CITY COUNCIL MEETS. Special Session Results in Change of Fire Limits in City City to Buy More Culverts. The city council met at the office of Judge Haney last Wed nesday morning in special ses sion to consider various matters which were bothering the coun cil, the principal one of which was the matter of the fire limits. After much discussion it was decided that the limits be changed so as to exclude the north half of block 33, and the south of block 51 from the limits. This leaves the following blocks inside the fire limits: The blocks on the north, south, east and west sides of the square, the blocks on which the Victoria hotel is situated as well as where the Fulton Lumber company yard is located, the north half of the block in which the First National bank and Thomas Brothers are located, and the south half of the block where Judge II aney's office is. The council also took some steps towards the cleaning out of the various culverts in this city and instructed the street com mittee to confer with the county commissioners relative to the kind of culverts which the county proposed to purchase for the county use and if the committee saw proper to purchase some new culverts for the city streets. Some of the members were in favor of the corrugated iron while others advocated the vitri fied tiling but the matter was finally left with the committee. Pertaining to street lights a proposition was presented for the installation of four large gas lights on the square but no ac tion was taken in the matter. Some of the councilmen seem to have something up their sleeves relative to the water works question and intimated that some person or persons might apply to the city for a charter for the installation of a plant provided they could secure some encouragement lroin the council. The different council- men expressed themselves as being very favorable to such a plan and that they would do all that they could legally do for the enterprise but no definite propo sition was submitted to the un known persons. During the meeting Charley Burrow appeared before the body and made one of his very nice and muchly appreciated talks. In fact he is getting to be quite a public speaker on cer tain occasions. Arrested a cough that has been hanging on for over two months by taking Ballard's Horehound Syrup. If you have a cough, don't wait stop it at once with this wonder ful remedy. Splendid for coughs, cold on chest, bronchitis and pulmonary troubles. Price 25c, 50c and $1.00. Sold by A. II. Thompson, The Leading Druggist. C. Berchtbill of Garwin, Iowa, together with several of his friends, was in this city this week. They expect to invest in Randall county lands and are well pleased with the outlook here. He stated that the Pan handle had exceeded his expec tatiens and that the people of this country ought to take active steps to let the world know just what the Panhandle country is COUNTY COURT IS IN SESSION. LIGHT DOCKET IN BOTH CRIMINAL AND CIVIL BUSINESS FOR CONSIDERATION. Not Necessary for Regular Jury to be Sum moned for This Term Will Almost Clear the Dockets. Good Garden Truck. John Knight had on exhibition in this city this week some very tine heads of cabbage, some turnips and some onions that were very tine indeed. They were all raised in this county on his land last year and have been kept through the winter in pits. The cabbage was large, white and very tender and solid as any we have ever seen while the turn ips and onions were large and were tine specimens of their re spective kind. Hale County Herald Burned. Last Monday morning was the time set for the regular Febru ary term of the county court of this county and the court met promptly. There is the lightest docket almost in the history of this court there being very few cases to be tried and the crimi nal cases which are coming un der the attention of this term are of a very triflliug nature being principally the four indictments found by the grand jury in mis demeanor cases. Yesterday the court was con cerned in the trying of the case ofR. W. O'Keefe against The Pecos and Northern Texas Rail way company arising on account of delay in the shipment of live stock to markets. This case was on trial when our last notes of the transactions of the court were taken. Lawyers who are attending the court seem to think that almost the entire docket will be cleaned up during the term and that nearly every case which will be on the dockets at the next term will have to be new ones. There was such a light docket that Judge llenson did not seem to think that it was necessary to summon the regular jury chosen and therefore no jury list was sent out. A special jury was picked up Wednesday to try the O'Keefe case against the railway. The minutes and dockets showed the following orders yes terday morning: State of Texas, No. 2y'.), vs. El Rusk; Plea of guilty and tine as sessed at $3.00 with costs which were paid. State of Texas, No. 287, vs. Forrest Hitchcock, divulging the secrets of the Grand Jury. Set for Thursday, Feb. 25. Rockwell Bros, it Co. No. 20, Silas Lake et al, continued to lerfect service. R. W. O'Keefe, No, 20'.), vs. Pecos and Northern Texas Rail way Company et als, damages; Motion of Defendant for appoint ment of court stenographer granted and George A. Work appointed with fees at $5.00 per day for services. 1 his 'ase was on trial yesterday morning be fore a jury. M. Wakefield, No. 2;, vs Pecos and Northern Texas Railway Company et als; George A. Work appointed stenographer at $5.00 per day for services. Plaintiff granted leave to amend. This is the next case set for trial. J. W. Cummings, No. 2"? I, vs. Pecos and Northern Texas Rail way, damages. No orders. State of Texas, No. 2-w, vs. Drunkenness in public Reports to this city on Tues day states that the entire plant of the Hale County Herald at Plainview was burned on Monday morning. The entire plant was a complete loss, the loss beinc estimated at about $3,000.00 with a small amount of insurance. Mrs. M. A. Bogar has returned from a month's visit at her old home in Illinois. She was ac companied by her daughter, Mrs. A. B. Dills, who will visit here for some time. place; No arrests shown and no orders made. State of Texas, No. 2'J0, vs. L. C. Johnston, keeping a disorder ly house; no orders. State of Texas, No. 2J1, vs. , Aggravated assault; No arrests shown and no orders made. There have been a few orders made for the probate dockets but they have not yet been re corded in the probate minutes. Normal Bill Passes House. Advices to this city state that the bill pending before the legis lature for the establishment of a State Normal school in western Texas passed the house by a safe majority.